Sleepytime Pig is an episode from the second season of Garfield and Friends.


When Orson tries to get some sleep, a temporary sandman is sent to help out.


One morning as usually Roy wakes everyone up at dawn with his bugle, to which Lanolin responds by destroying it. It is revealed that Orson did not sleep that night; Booker suggests that the sandman missed him. Meanwhile, at the sandman’s dispatch office, the fairy in charge tells a customer that the regular sandman is out sick. A temp, named Murray, was sent out instead, which explained why several people were skipped.

Booker suggests that exercise will put Orson to sleep, so Lanolin executes a fitness routine -- but it only puts Wade and Booker to sleep. Wade then brings Orson some warm milk to drink, which also fails to work. After counting sheep (literally) also fails, Orson concludes that he will find his own way to fall asleep. He first works on cleaning up his room following the arrival of the sheep.

The fairy appears on the farm and reminds Murray to complete his task. Murray tries to sprinkle sand onto Orson and misses. Orson concludes that as long as he cannot sleep, he should do his chores. As he is raking leaves, Murray comes back and successfully sprinkles him, thus causing Orson to fall asleep standing up. After Murray walks off, Roy discovers Orson sleeping; assuming he should be doing chores and wakes him up. Murray notices that Orson is awake, so he puts him to sleep again, with Roy then waking him up again. The fairy then fires Murray for being such a terrible sandman.


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  • Orson wears Garfield slippers. He also has a picture of Garfield hanging above his bed.

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